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Dear <<First Name>>,

How good is this photo from PechaKucha? To me it shows the real spirit of Umbrella - a community sharing culture and ideas. I have been moved by our members this year with many generous donations coming in. We have just two days left until end of financial year. Any amount helps, so if you can, follow our members example and chip in what you can. Thanks for the great pic Tania!
 
This year you may know, we will be moving to a new space. The gallery received significant damage in the Townsville Monsoon disaster. The old building is no longer usable for us, and we have costs over $80k from this event. Some of this is being covered by insurance, some by disaster recovery grants, but we still have a gap of $30k we need to fundraise for. This is just for a very basic gallery and studio set up. We are keeping costs low by re-installing things like our existing hanging rails and lightning tracks. This will be one of our most significant moves in our 33 year history, and we can't wait to invite you to the first opening in the new premises. 

Every donation helps us to reach more artists and audiences. This is my eighth year at Umbrella Studio. What I have seen here is nothing short of magical. I've seen something like 206 exhibitions. I've seen buyers connect with an artwork, and I've seen artists make their first sale. Some of the young people involved have gone on to study arts at TAFE or University, or applied for their own exhibition or public artwork. I am very proud of the work we do here. 

But we do need your support to continue doing these things. Sales commissions and workshop fees cannot cover our operation costs, and we want to rely less on government funding which can fluctuate depending on which party is in leadership. There's something in it for you too: we are a registered charity and can provide you with a tax deductible gift receipt for anything over $2. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and being a part of our story.

Alan Marlowe,
Business Manager

 
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